Roundup: Ultramodern EQs
Strictly speaking, Spectre isn’t exactly an EQ – it’s a multiband harmonic enhancer that you dial in just like an EQ. Spectre houses three ‘bell’ bands and two shelves, one at either end of the spectrum. Each filter has a frequency, gain in dB (boost only, since it’s a harmonic enhancer), and a Q value. In use, Spectre has very much the feel of a parallel EQ unit. The five bands feel like more than enough, and it’s a great solution for saturating bass tones to be heard on smaller speakers. Each of the nine ‘Color’ options brings its own unique processing type, and overall the effect can be set to Subtle, Medium or Aggressive. The choice of mid-only, side-only, left-only and right-only processing (and indeed the large coloured border around the plugin) are a bit unusual though. www.wavesfactory.com
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